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Friend cant see my webcam

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i recently got the new yahoo messenger and have a webcam. i broadcast my webcam but my friend cant see it - i dont know why. the webcam icon is disabled and the option of "invite contact to view your webcam" is disabled. does anybody know why this is? its a microsoft webcam

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  • lana_waterme Mar 10, 2009

    there was no cd that came with it..when my friend uses his friends laptop then he can see my webcam but when he is using another computer he cant see my webcam..

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    same here my webcam icon wont show up and i never did anything to do that. it used to be there but now its gone! weird

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Probabaly you havent installed driver for webcam, see if you got any CD with your webcam which needs to be installed or download driver for you webcam model from internet.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • s4singapore Mar 10, 2009

    what is the model of this webcam, try to search driver for this webcam on the web and install it.

    Does this webcam when connected to other system works?

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